19 Feb 2020

Tonga's Parliament sitting postponed until May

1:02 pm on 19 February 2020

Tonga's Parliament, scheduled to sit this week, has been adjourned until May.

Prime Minister of Tonga, Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa.

Prime Minister Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa. Photo: Government of Tonga

The Speaker and the Legislative Assembly's Business Standing Committee has approved a request from Prime Minister Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa for the adjournment.

The prime minister said his government needed time to complete unfinished business and new initiatives, including the preparation of the 2020/2021 Budget and a number of new Bills.

Mr Tu'i'onetoa was elected by MPs to the position of prime minister last September.

Parliament has not sat since.

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